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Athlete of the Week: Menlo's Robert Miranda
Menlo School looks to be on the verge of producing back-to-back cross country legacies. 2015 graduate Lizzie Lacy — now a freshman at Amherst College in Massachusetts — wound down her stellar high school career with the Menlo girls’ cross country team by taking third place in the Division IV ...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
PAL among the best in the CCS
For one season at least, the argument can be made that Peninsula Athletic League football league is one of the best in the Central Coast Section. Sure, the West Catholic Athletic League lays claim to that title every year and this year is no exception as it has three teams — Bellarmine, St. Franc...
By Nathan Mollat Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
M-A athletics continue tradition with fantastic fall season
Menlo-Atherton has won the Peninsula Athletic League Commissioner’s Cup eight of the nine years since the award’s inception. With the fall season M-A athletics is celebrating, the program looks to be well on its way to a ninth. While sportsmanship points are a factor in deciding the annual hono...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Honor roll: The week's best performances by San Mateo County prep stars
Katarina Warburton, Notre Dame-Belmont volleyball. How to pick just one player from Notre Dame-Belmont’s five-set comeback win over Menlo School in Saturday’s CIF Northern California Division IV playoffs? Four players had double-digit kills, paced by Katie Smoot and Tammy Byrne’s 20 apiece. Se...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Local sports roundup
Lady Scots open season with win The Carlmont girls’ soccer team (1-0) kicked off the 2015-16 season with a 2-1 win at Terra Nova in non-league play Monday. Jesse Sanders scored both goals for the Scots, one on an assist from Amit Netanel and the second on an assist from Isabelle de Wood. The Ti...
Daily Journal Staff Report FULL STORY
Curry’s heroics keep win streak alive in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY — Stephen Curry scored 26 points and the Golden State Warriors held on for their NBA-record 19th consecutive win to start the season after a 106-103 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night. With the game tied at 101 with 51 seconds left, Curry hit a 3-pointer from the left wing ...
By Kareem Copeland The Associated Press FULL STORY
Struggling 49ers hit the road for two games
SANTA CLARA — Jim Tomsula is now talking about having his players sprint off the bus and into Solider Field on Sunday. Anything that might get things going on the road at last. The San Francisco 49ers (3-8) are 0-5 away from Levi’s Stadium this season and little points to them getting over tha...
By Janie McCauley The Associated Press FULL STORY
Del Rio doesn’t let Raiders look very far ahead
ALAMEDA — Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has done a good job of keeping his players focused on the task at hand rather than looking too far ahead. With only five games left in the regular season and the Raiders still trailing a handful of teams in the chase for a wild-card spot, Del Rio sees no reaso...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hogan leads Stanford into Pac-12 title game
STANFORD — Ever since taking over as Stanford’s starting quarterback the year after Andrew Luck left for the NFL, all Kevin Hogan has done is win games. One more victory for the seventh-ranked Cardinal (10-2) in the Pac-12 championship game and Hogan will either be the starting quarterback for ...
By Josh Dubow The Associated Press FULL STORY
Barry Bonds in talks to become Marlins’ new hitting coach
MIAMI — Barry Bonds might soon be tutoring Giancarlo Stanton, slugger to slugger. Bonds is talking with the Miami Marlins about working for them as a hitting coach, a person familiar with the discussions said Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the d...
By Steven Wine The Associated Press FULL STORY
Ward suggests full-time officials as a fix
DENVER — Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward, one of the most-flagged and heavily fined players in the NFL this season, recently ripped the officials, suggesting the way to fix the league’s spotty officiating is to give the men in stripes full-time jobs. “I mean, how would you feel if you came to...
By Arnie Stapleton The Associated Press FULL STORY
Ravens win as time expires on blocked field goal return
CLEVELAND — The Ravens finally got a break that didn’t mean they were losing another player. Will Hill returned a blocked field goal 64 yards for a touchdown as time expired, giving Baltimore a 33-27 win Monday night over the luckless Cleveland Browns, who lost their sixth straight game along w...
By Tim Withers The Associated Press FULL STORY
IAAF suspends three senior Kenyan track officials
LONDON — Three senior Kenyan track and field federation officials were suspended by the IAAF on Monday over accusations they subverted the east African nation’s anti-doping system and siphoned money from Nike. Athletics Kenya President Isaiah Kiplagat, suspended for 180 days by the IAAF ethics ...
By Rob Harris The Associated Press FULL STORY
Zimmermann’s arrival signals Tigers’ willingness to spend
DETROIT — Jordan Zimmermann’s arrival in Detroit is encouraging news for Tigers fans because of what he can bring to the starting rotation — and what his contract signals about the team’s willingness to spend. Zimmermann was introduced Monday after finalizing a $110 million, five-year contr...
By Noah Trister The Associated Press FULL STORY
Brooks’ big game leads No. 15 Oregon over Fresno State 78-73
EUGENE, Ore. — If bad things tend to happen in threes as many believe, Oregon coach Dana Altman can only hope his team has gotten letting big leads nearly slip away out of its system. Dillon Brooks had 21 points and 10 rebounds and the 15th-ranked Ducks staved off a late rally by Fresno State for...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Fresno State fires offensive coordinator Dave Schramm
FRESNO — Fresno State has fired offensive coordinator Dave Schramm following a three-win season. Coach Tim DeRuyter made the announcement Monday and said the search for a successor would begin immediately. DeRuyter said he is still evaluating the rest of the staff and other changes could be made....
The Associated Press FULL STORY
USC names Clay Helton permanent coach after strong finish
LOS ANGELES — Clay Helton has twice taken charge of the Southern California football program in moments of crisis and steadied the Trojans with calm leadership. Athletic director Pat Haden decided Helton has earned the chance to be much more than his backup plan. USC hired Helton as its permanen...
By Greg Beacham The Associated Press FULL STORY
UNLV president says keep Rebel name; no Confederate roots
CARSON CITY, Nev. — UNLV is keeping its “Rebels” nickname and “Hey Reb!” mascot in spite of critics who said they should be changed because the imagery harkens to the Confederacy. Citing newly released historical research that concluded the moniker was not intended as a reference to the C...
By Michelle Rindels The Associated Press FULL STORY
Officials: 76ers’ Okafor cited for excessive speed on bridge
CAMDEN, N.J. — Officials have confirmed that Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor was recently cited in New Jersey for driving at “an excessive rate of speed” and reckless driving on a major area bridge. The Delaware River Port Authority confirmed Monday that the NBA player was stopped on ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Germany deals IOC and Bach a message: No thanks, to Olympics
LONDON — Once again, German voters delivered a harsh and sobering message to the Olympic movement: No thanks. The rejection of Hamburg’s bid for the 2024 Olympics in a referendum sent out another clear signal that the IOC still has a lot of work to do to convince cities that hosting the games i...
By Stephen Wilson The Associated Press FULL STORY
One-of-a-kind Fury won’t change after heavyweight title win
BOLTON, England — Being heavyweight champion of the world hasn’t changed Tyson Fury much, at least judging by the maverick boxer’s journey back to Britain after beating Wladimir Klitschko. No private jets for British sport’s new big thing. His near-12-hour journey from Germany involved bein...
By Steve Reed The Associated Press FULL STORY
Fantasy sports companies weigh leaving US market — for now
BOSTON — Yahoo remains active. CBS has quietly withdrawn. And lesser known daily fantasy sports companies are scaling back. As industry leaders FanDuel and DraftKings fight to protect their lucrative enterprises, other companies offering daily fantasy sports are taking different approaches to how...
By Philip Marcelo The Associated Press FULL STORY
No longer perfect, Patriots look to clinch top playoff spot
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — At least New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn’t have to answer — or, more precisely, not answer — questions about an undefeated season anymore. The Patriots’ quest for a second perfect regular season came to an end Sunday night with a 30-24 overtime loss to ...
By Jimmy Golen The Associated Press FULL STORY

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